Skip to comments.LA City Council Adopts Resolution To End Iraq War (ALL troops should be home in a few days, right?)
Posted on 10/16/2007 7:01:28 PM PDT by Mark
LA City Council Adopts Resolution To End Iraq War Resolution Calls For Withdrawal Of All U.S. Troops From Iraq
POSTED: 1:59 pm PDT October 16, 2007 UPDATED: 6:28 pm PDT October 16, 2007 LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday calling for an end to the war in Iraq, making it the largest city in the nation to make such a call.
"Today the city of Los Angeles is sending a message loud and clear -end the war in Iraq," Councilman Bill Rosendahl said, drawing cheers from an anti-war audience packing the council chamber.
"We are calling for an immediate and complete withdrawal of United States military personnel from Iraq," said Rosendahl, who introduced the resolution. "We have lost too many of our young men and women to this illegal and unjust war."
The resolution passed on a 12-2 vote, with Dennis Zine and Greig Smith dissenting. Councilman Jose Huizar was not present for the vote.
Rosendahl said that among the more than 3,500 members of the military who have died in Iraq, 409 came from California, including 115 from the Los Angeles area and 25 from the city.
"Supporting our troops does not mean keeping them in Iraq," he said. "Supporting our troops means taking them out of this war and bringing them home."
Rosendahl said the expense of fighting the war has meant that more than $4.5 billion in tax revenues have been diverted from Los Angeles.
"This war has diverted funds that could be used for important domestic needs that would improve the quality of life for Los Angeles residents," he said.
Now if they would only end the war on unborn babies and Christians.
Bring’em to LA to fight the Gang Banger street gangs.
These idiots would really begin screaming if Homeland Security withdrew the anti-terror funding that comes in to that rat hole of a city.
The message I get “loud and clear” is that politicians in LA are a bunch of immature nutjobs.
like keeping the mayors night stick holstered
They can’t handle anything meaningful. It may entail getting off their asses to actually do something.
Frankly, I’d be happy enough if the LA city council would destroy the Crips and Bloods, and the Latino street gangs that make life there so unhealthy for so many.
Well, now they are putting an emergency measure on the next ballot to replace the current(apparently illegallly imposed) phone tax. By declaring it an emegency measure, only 50%+ vote needed.
Symbolism over substance............
More crap from the calleefornicators.
I think there’s something in the water that causes them to go nuts.
If they want the amount of money that was wasted on the war, maybe they can make it up by taking a collection from all the left-wing whackos that live in their liberal paradise.
Did they bother to make a copy of the resolution in English?
Good, that’ll do it, “Peace In Our Time”.
I can sleep tonight.
And to think I was worried about all those darned Muzzies nuking NYC, Wash. DC and LA.
(L-R) LA City Council President pro-tem Wendy Greuel, Councilman Bill Rosendahl, Council President Eric Garcetti, Leatherboy.
Welcome to politics, LA style.
Photo from the Gay Pride Parade in West Hollywood 2006, courtesy of Boi From Troy.
I’m still waiting for the big one.
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In most places, they can't even do that.
I think that crime rate per capita could be higher than present day Iraq’s!
They need to focus on the war within their jurisdiction, the one between the gang like the Cripts and the Bloods.
I’m sure LA could use that money for their WIC (Women and Children’s) programs, and maybe throw some more at their hopeless school system. In other words, just spend and spend until it’s all gone. And when Al-Qaeda comes calling, they can all scoot safely back over the border into Mexico.
How do these statistics compare with other major cities? Higher? Lower?
Sounds like they’ve had almost as many dead in 5 years in LA as in Iraq. Maybe we should declare LA a failed city, and pull all Americans out.
That would probably reduce their population by at least 10%...
Iraq: 27,500,000 people according to the C.I.A.
Los Angeles: 3,819,000 people in 2003, according to the U.S. Census
There have been 3146 American heroes' deaths since 3/19/2003, which is almost 700 per year.
Los Angeles City alone has almost 500 homicides each year.
Living in Iraq under President Bush's "failed policies" is many times safer than living under the Democrat-rules (and ruined) Los Angeles.
Er, Living in Iraq under President Bush’s “failed policies” is many times safer than living under the Democrat-ruled (and ruined) Los Angeles.
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